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Knowing how to build and set a trap is a need to know skill for any outdoor person. In fact, it is a skill I wish EVERYONE would learn.
It is very easy to get lost, trapped, and hurt miles from help. Knowing just a few of these skills to catch food could just keep you alive. This will greatly increase your odds of walking out of there or getting rescued.
If SHTF this is also a great way to make sure you and your family have the chance to catch wild game and get much-needed protein into your body.
Over on outdoorlife.com, they show us 15 ways of making survival traps. I would highly recommend printing and saving them in your survival binder.
Knowing how to set a simple trap could literally mean the difference between you eating or dying from starvation. I have used some of these simple traps over the years while camping.
I have trapped squirrels more times than I can remember!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.